D-IV boys’ basketball: Darrah, Whittier help Pittsfield rout Wilton-Lyndeborough

  • Pittsfield’s Cam Darrah goes up for a layup during the opening round of the Division IV tournament Tuesday in Pittsfield. The Panthers won, 95-34. BEN CONANT / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Published: 2/28/2018 12:21:41 AM

No. 2 Pittsfield 95,
No. 15 Wilton-Lyndeborough 34

Key players: Pittsfield – Cam Darrah (28 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds), Josh Whittier (20 points, 10 rebounds), Casey Clark (16 points)

Highlights/key moments: The Panthers opened the playoffs with a 29-6 first-quarter lead and a 57-12 lead at halftime to dominate their first round game. The Panthers host No. 10 Epping in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Coach’s quote: “We came out with lots of energy on the defensive side of the ball. Dylan Bocash led the defensive charge and limited Wilton’s quality looks and controlled the defensive boards.” – Pittsfield’s Jay Darrah

Records: Pittsfield 18-1; Wilton 6-13


Concord 71, Pinkerton 56

Key players: Concord – Tyler Bruns (12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 7-for-8 FT in first game back from ankle injury), Scott Lampron (16 points, 8 rebounds), Jacob Knowles (career-high 15 points, 8 rebounds), Rylan Canabano (12 points, 6 rebounds), Teddy Blodgett (9 points, all in 1st half, pair of 3s)

Highlights/key moments: The Tide came back from a 17-12 first quarter deficit to take a 35-32 halftime lead and earned a huge win to keep its playoff hopes alive. The Concord outscored the Astros 12-6 in the third quarter to extend its lead and shot well from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. The Tide made 26 of 35 foul shots in the game and also outrebounded a taller Pinkerton squad, 39-27. Concord and Nashua South are tied for the 13th and final tournament spot in D-I. The Tide play at Spaulding (8-8) on Friday, while South hosts Keene (4-13) on the same day.

Coach’s quote: “It was a pressure game for us. The way they came out tonight and handled the situation was huge. We won four games last year, so we’re already better record-wise. No we see what Friday brings.” – Concord’s Dave Chase

Records: Concord 6-11; Pinkerton 5-12

Bishop Brady 63, Hanover 56

Key players: Bishop Brady – Bryce Johnson (18 points, 8 rebounds), Ismael Rivera (12 points, 3 assists), Tommy Fraser (5 rebounds)

Highlights/key moments: The Giants celebrated Senior Night by outscoring Hanover in all four quarters. Brady held the Marauders to zero 3-point field goals and scored most of their points in the fourth quarter from the free throw line. The Giants connected on eight 3s and went 8-for-14 from the foul line in the final frame.

Coach’s quote: “This was an incredible night for the boys’ program. Special thank you to Bryce Johnson on his senior night for his leadership, humility and commitment. We played well all four quarters in a playoff-like environment. There has been so much growth during this season. I am very excited to see how we close Thursday at Lebanon.” – Bishop Brady’s Tim Lee

Records: Bishop Brady 4-13; Hanover 7-10

Kearsarge 79, Man. West 38

Key players: Kearsarge – Tommy Johnson (30 points, 6 assists, 7 steals), Tayler Mattos (22 points, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks), Joe Storozuk (11 points, 3 assists), Jordan Bryk (4 points, 8 rebounds), Ben Carl (5 points, 5 assists, 3 steals), Nick LeBlanc (5 points, first varsity points)

Highlights/key moments: The Cougars played well defensively and had several steals, leading to easy baskets and a 33-18 halftime lead. Kearsarge guaranteed itself at least a top-four seed with the win and at least two home playoff games.

Coach’s quote: “We moved the ball very well and were very unselfish. This was a great way to end the regular season for us and we’re looking forward to the playoffs next Tuesday.” – Kearsarge’s Nate Camp

Records: Kearsarge 14-4; Man. West 3-14

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